Is The Orthodontist Only For Teenagers?

Many of us have a strong association of braces with teenagers and orthodontists, but the truth is that many people of all ages may have a need to see an orthodontist Laguna Niguel, CA residents trust. There are multiple types of treatments that orthodontists perform that are not for cosmetic purposes, and even those that are cosmetic are not reserved for youth. An adult may want to have their teeth corrected for cosmetic or functionality reasons. There are also some reasons that orthodontic care may need to be started early for some children, sometimes even during elementary school age. Whatever the circumstances, if you think that you or your child could benefit from orthodontic care, don’t hesitate to give us a call at John Redmond Orthodontics. Schedule an appointment today! 

Orthodontic Services

There are multiple services that an experienced orthodontist can provide, but below we have listed a few of the basics – although this list is not exhaustive. If you’re unsure if your dental or orthodontic needs are treatable, don’t wait to talk with us about your treatment options. 

  • Bite Correction
    One common service provided by an orthodontist is correcting bites, such as an overbite. The way your upper and lower teeth line up when your mouth is closed is called your “bite,” and it can be a real issue if they don’t line up properly and this correction is not always strictly cosmetic but could also be considered a functionality correction. 
  • Braces and Teeth Straightening
    Although braces are still a common treatment for teeth straightening, there are many other options available now too. Braces may still be the ideal option for you or your child, but you can discuss options with your orthodontist. Even if you’re an adult you can still get your teeth straightened with braces or one of the other options, so don’t be intimidated if you’re an adult and want to improve your smile with straight teeth!
  • Retainers
    After having your teeth straightened you will need to have some type of retainer in order to “retain” the positions of your teeth. Without a retainer, your teeth will inevitably move back toward their original positions. How quickly they move back can vary from person to person, but it is nearly a guarantee that they will move at least some if a retainer isn’t worn. A permanent retainer may be an option for you too, which can be a great choice for many since you won’t have to worry about putting it in every night and losing it like you would with a separate retainer. 

Schedule Your Orthodontic Visit Today

Whatever your reason for seeking treatment from an orthodontist, there is no reason to wait to schedule your appointment to learn more about your treatment options and next steps. Our trained and experienced orthodontist can do an evaluation on you or your child and discuss your options with you. Call us today to schedule your appointment.